FLEMING SUIT FALLOUT: REVIEWS, SUSPICIONS

The fallout from the $200 million-plus verdict against Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, is reverberating industrywide, as wholesalers consider reviewing their disclosure policies to allay potential retailer suspicions. "The Fleming situation has created a feeling of mistrust and antagonism between wholesalers and the independents they serve, which is something we don't need as we try to fight chain-store

The fallout from the $200 million-plus verdict against Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, is reverberating industrywide, as wholesalers consider reviewing their disclosure policies to allay potential retailer suspicions. "The Fleming situation has created a feeling of mistrust and antagonism between wholesalers and the independents they serve, which is something we don't need as we try to fight chain-store competition," one wholesaler executive told SN. Another wholesaler said, "It behooves all of

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